Name Thickness
(mm)
Max Size
(m)
Uses
 
Card 0.5 1.2 x 2.4 Low cost backing. Can be rolled.
 
Card 1.0
2.0
1.0 x 1.5
1.2 x 2.4
Low cost mount board. Only suitable for small sizes.
Low cost mount board. Only suitable for small sizes.
 
Foamboard 5
10
1.2 x 2.4
1.2 x 3.1
Low cost, lightweight mount board. Used in general display mounting.
The 10mm is recommended for larger sizes. Available in black for the 5mm.
 
Artmount 10 & 20 1.2 x 3.1 Display mounting board. Lightweight, strong and finished with black edging strip and ready to hang.
 
Gataboard 5
20 & 10
1.2 x 2.4
1.5 x 3.0
Premium mounting board. Very smooth, lightweight and strong with an extra tough skin. Moisture resistant and readily cut and worked, it is a very useful board.
Available in black. Good for art prints
 
Kappaboard
5
10
1.2 x 2.4
1.5 x 3.0
This foamboard has a composite skin with a layer of aluminium incorporated in the structure to result in a strong and stable foamboard less prone to bowing.
Available in oversize.
 
Customwood 3 1.2 x 3.6 Low cost mount board for smaller sizes and as backing in frames. Not recommended for larger sizes.
 
Customwood 6, 9 & 12 1.8 x 3.6 Very good general purpose mount board, but heavy. Aalso known as blockmount. Available in oversize sheets for 9 and 12mm. Can be profile cut.
 
Forex 3 & 5 2.0 x 3.0 Very popular mount board for displays. Lightweight, strong and waterproof. The 3mm is flexible and can be curved slightly. Can be used outdoors. Available in oversize sheets. Available in black.
 
Opal Aacrylic 3 1.37 x 3.0 Used in lightboxes.
 
Clear Acrylic 3 & 6 1.37 x 3.0 Used in lightboxes. Can be used as facemount where the print is viewed through the acrylic. Edges can be polished.
 
Styrene (HIPS) 0.5 & 1.0 1.2 x 2.4 Low cost, flexible backing. The 0.5mm can be rolled.
 
Lexan 15 & 20/1000” 1.2 wide Premium flexible backing. Can be rolled and will be flat when unrolled. Very tough and long lasting. Used in portable display panels.
 
Lexan Clear 20/1000” 1.2 wide As in normal Lexan but print is viewed through the clear Lexan.
 
Stoplight 370 mic 1.04 wide Premium flexible backing. Can be rolled. Uses are similar to Lexan.
 
Corflute 5 1.2 x 2.4 Lightweight cost effective fluted board. Used as internal and external mount board. Caution – flutes are visible as lines on surface of board.
 
Imageboard 5 1.2 x 2.4 Same as corflute, except surface is smooth. Can be used indoors or outdoors.
       
Aluminium  1.6 & 3  1.2 x 2.4  Very smooth and durable and archival. Good for art prints
 
Alupanel 3 1.5 x 3.0 Aluminium skinned composite board. Very strong but lightweight. Very smooth surface for premium mounting, and archival. Good for art prints
 
Artframe 10 1.2 x 3.1 Lightweight mount board with slimline frame on perimeter. Good for transport and as low cost frame.